This weekend ended up being so good, and so impromptu, I decided to name it
the ATL Brown Bloggers meetup. Considering the last two attempts at a meetup
here were pretty whack, one ending up so strong was very cool, especially it
being so impromptu. How so? This is how it went down:
1. The first thing I did on Friday was go straight home, because you know I
was exhausted after a long week, I got an IM. "Yo, EJ, come on down to
is on his way back from the mall! I’m thinking, "who’s Bruthacode?
Let me read now…..
2. After that it was all over ’cause he had me laughing at his posts. By the
time I got there, he was there with FlyGirlATL,
the invisible blogger (when you gonna come out with a blog,
Futura?!), Yolie (hilarious, vicacious, and definitely not rated PG!),
and wonderful Swayzee.
3. Kelvin was nowhere
to be found, though, and I kept getting dizzy as I watched Bruthacode’s
glass go up, and down, and up, and down, and then another drink appear, and
then him swaying back and forth, and then….
Sugar showed up. Soon afterwards, my homie Saga
and Hammy dropped by. It all capped off with DJ XStacy AKA Xquizzyt1
and Gorgeous Grayse,
who lit up the joint.
5. After 1 bad meal, 2 hilarious hours, 3 bad sweet teas, 4 (or was it 5, or
6…hell, I can’t count!) drinks had by Bruthacode, I took
off with a promise to make an Apollonia Six CD for Brown
Sugar, and take my the Davina CD I made for Caramel
6. …only to find out that Fave
came by, took pictures and left…dag. That’s alright, I’ll just go back home
and watch Enterprise and trip on the parallel universe. Hmm, I wonder what Bruthacode
would be like in a parallel universe….. and for that matter, how does Kae
really look? Yet another person I didn’t get to see.
7. So then Saturday rolls around I go to hang
out at the park with Karsh
(mental note – next time whatever’s going on, I gotta call him, cause I’ve seriously
been slacking). After a pretty nice time and a bad meal, I head home. Then I
get another call from Yolie. "Meet us up in Marietta….cause
Kelvin’s gonna be there. You have 30 minutes!" Sure enough,
they come rolling through….
8. ….and as I’m hanging out and talking about Soul II Soul, Thelonious Monk,
and a camera with a floppy disk (you know I had to mention that, right Brown
Sugar?), some lady comes up and says "gimme my CD!"
That’s no one other than Caramel, who was pretty cool. She
even let me take a picture.
9. After that, I duck out and run back home to get close and personal with my
bed, but on Sunday, as I go online, the first person who IM’s me is Brown
Sugar. Considering that Prime
and I are starving, we jump in the car and run up to Checquers.
10. As I’m pulling in, Grayse calls my cell phone and says,
"I’m comin’ even though you didn’t invite me! Where y’all at?" Yeah,
I’ve done it again. First Karsh, now Grayse.
11. We came, ate, drank, ate, took pictures, ate, talked some more, ate, took
more pictures, hung out in the not-so-warm spring air, talked some more.
12. The outcome of the weekend?
— Preliminary plans for a Chicago meetup to coincide with The Taste
— Another blog meetup here in the ATL, centering around the possible appearance
of In My Write
— Making sure I call everyone, because I’m sure that the people who are reading
this and are from the ATL area and didn’t get to hang out will probably kick
me when they see me, right? Right.
So, clear your calendars, ATLiens. I’m targeting for the weekend of May
6th. Drop me a line if you wanna be down, and I’ll give you all my
vital info….let’s work it out. I had a blast this weekend, as you can tell,
and I know this can be done again.